15 dead, 20 wounded in shooting at US college - reports

2015-10-01 20:46
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Portland - At least 15 people were killed and another 20 wounded at a shooting on Thursday at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon, media reported.

CNN said the shooter had been detained.

A spokesperson for the Douglas County sheriff's department confirmed to Reuters that there was a shooting at the Umpqua Community College campus in Roseburg. The spokesperson had no further details.

"Active shooter scene is code 4. Multiple casualties all pt's transported," the Douglas County fire department said in a tweet.

The Portland Oregonian newspaper reported that officers responded at around 10:40 to reports of a shooting at the college.

AP reported on Thursday night that the college has about 3 000 students. Its website was down and a phone message left at the school wasn't immediately returned.

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